(August 1964)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1964-05-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Bill Harris

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10014-408. On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
Keywords
Piracy; pirates

The Man Who Killed the Phantom! (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painted)
Inks
George Wilson (painted)
Colors
George Wilson (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; pirates
Reprints
Keywords
Rainbow

Wild Animals of North America, Number 4: Raccoons (Table of Contents: 1)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
Facts about raccoons, and especially their interactions with humans.
Keywords
Raccoon

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Belt (Table of Contents: 2)

The Phantom / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Harris
Pencils
Bill Lignante (signed)
Inks
Bill Lignante (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
8-645
Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; the twentieth Phantom; Calder; Rama; Mik
Synopsis
The current Phantom's father was betrayed and murdered by an informant while acting against the Singh pirates. The current Phantom learns that the pirates have turned mostly to smuggling, gambling, and extortion under the leadership of Rama, who claims to have killed the Phantom, and who displays his belt and pistols as proof. In disguise, the Phantom visits their island, turns the pirates against each other, and terrifies Rama, who sets off hidden explosives destroying himself, the pirate base, and most of his confederates.
Reprints
Keywords
Piracy; pirates; rainbow; revenge; smuggler; smuggling

Indexer Notes

According to a letter from Bill Harris in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 23, No 8, August 2012, he wrote all the Phantom stories. The unmasked face of the young Phantom (in a flashback of his father's death) is never shown.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Phan-Mail! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Liz Putnam, Dick Burt, Patricia Mangan, Jay and Lenny Spitz, Ken Beschta, Paul Feola, Michael Baber, Peter Lisiecki, Hans Hannus, Marcus Smith, Jerry Phillips, and Mark Joss, with replies from the letters editor.

Ivory, Ivory, Everywhere (Table of Contents: 4)

King, Queen and Jack / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Lignante
Inks
Bill Lignante
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
jungle
Characters
Victor King; Francis Queen; Jack Hawkins
Synopsis
The four friends participate in controlled hunting, but Jack is knocked out and dreams of fabulous riches from the ivory in the elephant graveyard. King and Queen explain that unwell elephants usually expire when unable to arise from rivers, which is why their massive carcasses... and their tusks... are rarely found.
Keywords
Elephant graveyard; hunter; hunting; ivory

Prehistoric Animals, Number 4: The Dinosaurs (Table of Contents: 5)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
Facts about Mesozoic dinosaurs
Keywords
Ankylosaurus; Brontosaurus; dinosaur; educational; fact; Mesozoic; prehistoric; Stegosaurus; Triceratops; Tyrannosaurus

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Phantom Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 6)

The Phantom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painted)
Inks
George Wilson (painted)
Colors
George Wilson (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; pirates
Keywords
Piracy; pirates; rainbow

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Same image as front cover, minus trade dress, etc.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Killed the Phantom!
    The Phantom
  2. 1. Wild Animals of North America, Number 4: Raccoons
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. The Belt
    The Phantom
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Phan-Mail!
  5. 4. Ivory, Ivory, Everywhere
    King, Queen and Jack
  6. 5. Prehistoric Animals, Number 4: The Dinosaurs
    Keys of Knowledge
  7. 6. The Phantom Pin-Up
    The Phantom
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